Appointment—care type, code AAA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Appointment care type code
METeOR identifier:606288
Registration status:WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017

The code that identifies the nature, acuity and intensity of care provided to a patient at an appointment.

Data Element Concept:Appointment—care type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Maximum character length:3
Permissible values:
GERGeriatric evaluation and management
Supplementary values:
NSPNot specified

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data item is a mandatory item for national reporting against the data element:

Non-admitted patient service event-care type, (derived) code N


Local codes are mapped to national codes for reporting purposes.


Local codes (NAPAAWL) codes

National codes

REH Rehabilitation

PAL Palliative

GER Geriatric evaluation and management 

PSY Psychogeriatric

1 Rehabilitation

2 Palliative

3 Geriatric evaluation and management 

4 Psychogeriatric

OTH Other

NSP Not specified

UNK Unknown

8 Other/Unknown


The local version of care type has the synonymous name APP_CARE_TYPE_CODE.

The nationally reported version has the synonymous name CARE_TYPE.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Appointment—care type, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015

Supersedes Appointment—care type, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

See also Non-admitted patient service event—care type, (derived) code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2016-17 WA Health, Endorsed 30/05/2017

DSS specific attributes +